How to grow rose cuttings at home with the best results?

Rose is one of the best and most flowering plants to grow at the home. It’s a little difficult to grow rose cutting at home but we have the best method to get almost 100% germination ratio from rose cuttings.

How to get Rose cuttings?

rose cuttings

A pencil size cutting is recommended and cuttings can be taken from any big rose plant. Make sure that the plant which you have selected for cuttings is fully healthy and don’t have any disease. Remove all the leaves from cuttings and the best rose cuttings size is about 10-12 cm.

Before seedling cut the base of your cuttings with an angle of 45 degrees so it will help in the fast germination of roots.

seedling cuttings

Pot selection and preparation

Many different methods are used to grow rose cuttings but mostly germination ratio is low. We are going to use the soil-less method and just select a limited number of thermocol glasses, and fill them with cocopeat. After that water them very well so the cocopeat will maintain a good moisture level.

Cuttings can be initially grown in big pots but it will be difficult to transplant them so for rose cuttings thermocol glasses are Perfect.

watering small rose pots

Initial growing method

Small rose cuttings have many small nodes on them and before the start, the initial growing step remove all the leaves and make the cuttings totally clean. Now add almost two nodes of flower cutting in the cocopeat for better roots production with a high germination ratio.

Honey can also be used as a rooting hormone but cuttings will also grow easily in cocopeat without any rooting hormone.

ross in small pots

Big pot method

During the initial stages rose cuttings need good water or moisture level for better root production. For this purpose, a big pot can be used and this method is known as the pot in pot. So with this, a good moisture level will be available for easy production of roots. Some important steps for this are mentioned here:

(i) Select a big pot according to your requirements.

(ii) Fill its bottom with a limited amount of cocopeat.

(iii) Place your cutting glasses in this big pot.

(iv) Add more cocopeat and cover the glasses with it, so it will look like a single pot but in reality, everyone is different.

Rose plants in big pot


At these stages never put these pots in a sunny area and always put them in any shady area and maintain a good moisture level.

Many fungal diseases can attack the small cuttings so it will destroy whole cuttings. It’s because of soil conditions and always use cocopeat and if possible it will be better to use rooting hormone.

rose germination

After almost five days germination process will start and in our pot one of our cuttings get’s a flower on it in just ten days.

Fast germination is just possible in the best season and recommended season or time to grow flower cuttings is spring season otherwise plants will not germinate well, and germination ratio will be low, and high chances of fungal diseases.

small rose flowers


After almost 20-25 days flowering cuttings will grow up many leaves and maybe one or two flowers also started blooming. This is the perfect time to transplant them in a permanent pot. First of all slowly and carefully remove your cuttings glasses from the big pot and then remove that glass. Here cuttings will be having multiple roots over them and it means that your plant is healthy.

grown roots in rose cuttings

Select a medium-size pot and just grow one rose cuttings in it. Make the best soil mixture with 50% local garden soil, 30% river sand 20% organic compost. Mix them very well and fill up the pot with it, at last now add your cutting in it after removing thermocol glass and at last water it well.

After transplanting when these cuttings will start producing new leaves and flowers then they require some sunlight about 3-4 hours every day.


Organic compost can be added every twenty to twenty-five days for more flowers production. After adding organic compost water it well and make sure to mix it in soil.

Moreover, liquid fertilizers can be used in irrigation and with the help of any gentle shower.

Irrigation requirements

The soil must remain most around the base of the plant and irrigation can be done after every two or three days according to the soil conditions.

Always remove extra or remaining parts of the flower after blooming to get more flowers.

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